New York City Marathon: Prince Royce Will Run For Charity; NYPD Will Increase Security After Terror Attack

Prince Royce
Prince Royce at the #NBBronx10M finish line! Photo: New York Road Runners

After nine Latin Grammy nominations, 21 Latin Billboard Awards, and 11 number one hits, to date, you might be wondering what else Prince Royce might be wishing. The Bronx-native isn't the type to conform and is ready to add another “done” mark to his bucket list. The bachata singer will be running his first-ever TCS New York City Marathon on November 5.

The 25-year-old trained with two experts, and revealed he will run to raise money for The National Kidney Foundation and Change For Kids, a non-profit which raises money for New York City elementary schools. 

"I’m ready for the @nycmarathon one of the biggest challenges I've faced!" wrote Prince Royce in his Instagram account along a photo showing his toned body. 

The 2017 TCS New York City Marathon will offer a total guaranteed prize purse of $825,000—with potential time bonuses—with the wheelchair division prize purse increasing by 25 percent this year to become the largest wheelchair prize purse of any marathon in the world. For the Open Division the prizes will be: 1st $100,000; 2nd $60,000; 3rd $40,000 and the USA Division: 1st $25,000; 2nd $15,000; 3rd $10,000; and much more

As investigations continue into the recent terrorist attack in New York City, in which eight people was killed and 11 were injured when a rental truck struck a bike path in New York's Lower Manhattan, the New York Police Department will be making sure that the more than 51,000 runners expected, and the 2.5 million spectators that could be along the race route, are completely safe. 

According to Carlos Gomez, NYPD's chief of department, the New York Police Department has added more sand trucks and vehicles along the course, and have more than doubled the number of rooftop observation teams and counter-sniper teams. "This increase will supplement the already large, substantial detail of uniformed officers that you'll see along the route," Gomez explained. "But there will also be officers in civilian attire that you won't see — they'll be mixing in with the crowds to detect any suspicious activity."

Runners should also be aware of their surroundings and if they see an unattended object or people that may look out of place to call it to the attention of the nearest race official or law enforcement officer. Additionally, to ensure the safest event environment possible, runners should familiarize themselves with the guidelines for prohibited items

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on "Morning Edition" that he is confident with the NYPD's security measurements. "We're going to have a tremendous amount of security in place, and New York City will move on, and with something we want to show the world — that we're going to keep going," he said.

The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon that courses through the five boroughs of New York City, and it is the largest marathon in the world. For detailed information, visit the Help Center. View a map of the start area and read the start timeline.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.